Ogun Govt Charges Students To Use Fine Arts To Promote Love, Unity In Nigeria - EDU-BIZNEWS


Thursday, October 20, 2022

Ogun Govt Charges Students To Use Fine Arts To Promote Love, Unity In Nigeria

Ogun State Government has charged students in secondary schools to use their understanding of Fine Arts as a subject  to promote love and unity among various ethnic groups in Nigeria and the world at large 

The State Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Hon. Adijat Adeleye-Oladapo gave the charge in Abeokuta during a 2-Day Fine Arts competition on "Culture and Peaceful Coexistence", for secondary school students across the State

She  described the subject as self sustaining for students who are creative and can use craft to propagate the message of unity in the society

The Commissioner stated that research and statistics had shown that the study of Fine Art was no longer appealing to students, saying the government decided to organise the contest to motivate both teachers and students in the field.

She commended Fine Arts teachers for their passion in the subject and efforts in imparting it to younger generations, encouraging the students to take the subject as a career which according to her, is  worthy and capable of generating huge income for them.

Hon. Adeleye-Oladapo said the overall winner would be rewarded and represent the State at National Arts competitions, specifically the forthcoming National Festival of Arts and Culture in November, 2022.

Also speaking, Director of Visual Arts in the Ministry, Mr. Emmanuel Ikwue assured that the State Government would ensure continuity of the competition, appreciating stakeholders in the sector for the symbiotic relationship with the Ministry.

The competition has Iganmode Grammar School, Ota as the overall champion, defeating Government Science and Technical College, Abeokuta and Ijebu Muslim College, Ijebu-Ode, to the second and third positions respectively.

Other participating schools include, Salau Abiola Comprehensive High School, Osiele, Lantoro High School, Oke-Lantoro, Abeokuta, Abeokuta Girls Grammar School Onikolobo, Army Day Secondary School, Alamala and Anglican Grammar School Ota, and were compensated with certificates of participation.

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